Topic: Can't Monitor Compressed Signal Only
Hello, I am using a Babyface Pro, and connected a mono outboard compressor to it, coming out of XLR 1, into the compressor, and back into 'Instrument 3', (one of the two line inputs).
I set it up like this so I could play an uncompressed track in Logic (bass, vocal, whatever), going out through the compressor and recording back onto a new track on logic.
And as far as recording this way goes, it records fine, but I can't monitor the compressed signal by itself when it's happening, because I'm also hearing the dry signal as it's playing through logic.
So I'd like to be able to monitor just the compressed signal through my headphones while I'm dialing in the compressor, and I guess I've got to somehow stop the AN 1/2 software playback channel (Logic) in the middle row from hitting my headphones, while still playing and going out of the XLR lead into the comp.
I tried watching the videos, there's just too many differences in their TotalMix to mine...I just can't understand them or make equate them with what I'm personally doing.
My current 'control room setting' on the bottom right shows under assign 'main out - PH 3/4', every other thing on nothing under 'assign'.
My screenshot shows a bass line playing in Logic, (Software playback AN 1/2,), the hardware output 1/2 receiving that signal and sending it out (yes it's on stereo but I know how to put that in mono and don't think this is to do with my problem), and at the top you can see the return signal from the compressor coming back into 'Instrument 3', one of the line inputs. (Instrument 4 shows a bit of noise because it has a guitar cable plugged into it but I'm not using it here).
EDIT: Update - oh great, I've pasted the screenshot wrong, and need to work out how to do this...sorry. [Done - RME Support]